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Minority Affairs Section (MAS) Interim Meeting Resources

Join the Minority Affairs Section (MAS) in November at the 2016 HOD Interim Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
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If you need to change your reservation at the Dolphin and Swan Resorts at Disney World, please contact the reservations department at (800) 227-1500 or (407) 934-4000).

Register for the Interim Meeting and receive information about airline and airport shuttle discounts.


Friday, Nov. 11

7:30–11:30 a.m. Doctors Back to School™ program 
Local high school (TBD)

  • Volunteer physicians and medical students are welcome.
  • MAS will partner with Mentoring in Medicine.
  • Wear lab coats or scrubs.
  • Roundtrip transportation is provided. Bus will depart from Dolphin main entrance.

Noon–4 p.m. MAS Governing Council meeting
Swan Hotel (closed meeting)

4:15–6:30 p.m. MAS Reception / Business Meeting / "Education Session on Gun Violence"
Swan Hotel, Meeting Rooms 7-8

  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • Policy discussion facilitated by MAS delegate to the HOD
  • Keynote speaker: Roger A. Mitchell Jr., MD, FASCP, chief medical examiner, District of Columbia

Saturday, Nov. 12

7–8:30 a.m. MAS GC meeting
Swan Hotel (closed meeting)

9–10 a.m. "Education session on gun violence – Part II"

Dolphin Hotel—Southern Hemisphere III

  • Camara Jones, MD, PhD, MPH, president of the American Public Health Association
  • Rex Archer, MD, health director for the Kansas City Health Department

The session is approved for 1.15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Objectives are as follows:

  • Physicians will be able to describe the social determinants of health and equity that influence the disparities in the experience of gun violence in the United States. 
  • Physicians will be able to recognize the community and public health implications of gun violence in their practice and list the key features of the epidemiology of gun violence.
  • Physicians will be able to give examples of family, neighborhood, government and faith-based policies and actions which can help reduce gun violence.
  • Physicians will be able to describe specific actions they can take to prevent, and respond to, gun violence amongst all age groups within their patient populations and in their communities.

2-6 p.m. House of Delegates Opening Session (rules of order, speeches, awards)

Sunday, Nov. 13

8–8:30 a.m. House of Delegates Second Opening Session 
(Business – Introduction of Reports and Resolutions, Extraction of Informational Reports, Supplementary Report of the Committee on Rules and Credentials) 

8:30–noon Reference Committee Hearings

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